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Johnson was best known for his attempt to take RJR Nabisco Co, the cigarettes-to-cookies conglomerate, private via a leveraged buyout in 1988. It led to a fierce battle — depicted in the book Barbarians at the Gate — that he ultimately lost to KKR in a c
Dec 31, 2016 Financial Times (uk)
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The Canadian-born businessman triggered the fiercest contest of the leveraged-buyout era in 1988 by attempting a management-led purchase of the maker of Ritz crackers, Oreo cookies and Winston cigarettes. He lost control of the process after making an in
Dec 31, 2016 Bloomberg News
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F. Ross Johnson, the former RJR Nabisco CEO depicted as the epitome of corporate greed in the bestselling book and movie Barbarians at the Gate, has died. He was 85. The Aycock-Riverside Funeral and Cremation Center in Jupiter, Fla., said Johnson died Th
Dec 31, 2016 AP - Associated Press
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spokesman for...White Owl cigars. Once you try a White Owl, he said with a cocky smile, “We’re gonna getcha.”...he lost the job...when he told Esquire magazine that he was most like his character in the ad campaign “when I get my hands on a big, fat Cuban
Dec 30, 2016 New York Times
added Dec 30, 2016 02:39
Her self-titled NBC sitcom, in 1970, lasted for one season, partly because she didn’t like the cigarette commercials.
Dec 30, 2016 New York Times
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Revealed: George Michael battled secret lung problems ever since suffering a serious bout of pneumonia in 2011
A source has now said his lungs never fully recovered from that serious bout of pneumonia. ...The source added: 'George made no secret about how much he smoked. Smoking can seriously affect the lungs and dramatically increases the risk of infection.'
Dec 29, 2016 The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
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In his outrageous Status Quo heyday, he got through three wives, ten Porsches and £1.7m of drugs.... How Rick Parfitt paid the price for rockin' all over the world
He quaffed whisky and red wine for breakfast, smoked 30 cigarettes a day... ‘I’m pleased that I’ve come out the other side,’ Parfitt reflected, after one of his heart attacks. ‘I’ve had 50 years of smoking and drinking and abusing my body.
Dec 26, 2016 The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
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was the third director general of the World Health Organization, leading it from 1973 to 1988...He banned smoking at the organization’s headquarters — smashing an ashtray to make his point. After retiring from the W.H.O., he directed the International Pl
Dec 15, 2016 New York Times
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In 1985, many Cubans stopped smoking when Castro abandoned his ubiquitous cigars as part of a nationwide campaign against tobacco, which remains one of the island's principal exports.
Nov 28, 2016 AP - Associated Press
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Juanita Castro...They barely exchanged glances at their mother’s funeral in 1963, and she decided to leave soon after when she was detained by a military official, who berated her at a bowling alley for smoking Chesterfields, an American brand of cigarett
Nov 28, 2016 New York Times
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